New Xbox Avatars Coming Fall 2017

Microsoft has announced new Xbox Avatars are coming to Xbox owners.

The new Avatar update will let users create new digital versions of themselves, or whatever otherkin they identify as. Featured above, you can view new trailer showcasing the new Avatar update.

Here’s a rundown on the update, via Microsoft:

Create a digital expression of yourself and endlessly customize it whenever and however you want. With a selection of body types, skin tones, emotions, outfits, and props you can be the person in the mirror or anyone else you can imagine.

The new Avatar update is coming sometime this fall.

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  • Why… just, why would you make that the thumbnail for the video, Microsoft?

  • s_fnx

    Wow, so diverse!

  • Fenrir007

    As multiple people already pointed out, they look a lot like Shadbase’s art style.

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • OldPalpy
  • Kessek

    No hijabs????

  • OldPalpy

    The Burger King Kids Club feel of that trailer is hilarious the best part is pregnant prom teen thanks Microsoft you really needed to hit that demographic surely this will usher in the UnXboning.

  • tccboss

    “show you wheels” pppffffftt HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!

  • RichardGristle

    *violently expresses wheels*

  • James

    You act like that’s a bad trait for an avatar creation system. It’s really odd how much people are triggered that people different than themselves have options to make avatars that fit whatever situation they might have. Must be another sign of thinskinned snowflakes.

  • CatCouch

    Ha! That sure changes the way I look at Avatars. *Waits for the inevitable art*

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I thought the hipster console of choice was Nintendo.

  • OldPalpy

    Xbone shared that title with them after PS4 smashed into the ground so it became cool to shit on PS4 while acting like Xbone was curlicued unjustly by us plebs for rejecting it’s “innovations”.

  • lol, what an absolute cancer of a thumbnail.

  • Mr0303

    The black crippled lesbian is going to win the oppression Olympics.

  • Mr0303

    Now we know what Phil Spencer faps to. Maybe MS aren’t all bad.

  • Himegami Aisa

    Those damned SJWs at Microsoft pandering to minorities by allowing them to make an avatar that reflects their physical appearance.

  • VersVlees

    I identify as an attack helicopter. Where is my copter avatar Microsoft?

  • luggage lad

    think that title goes to yours, le epic internet aristocrat still fighting the gamergate fight

  • Because it’s “progressive”

  • Well, that too – I was actually referring to the extreme close-up.

  • s_fnx

    I’m talking about the trailer itself but whatever.

    Not to mention not long ago M$ was pandering to SJWs.

  • Sam XXX

    People have xbox’s?

  • Fenrir007

    As a wise man once said: “Through dick, unity”.

  • Squirrel on crack cocaine.

    I want an option to sit in nothing but a pair of stained underpants with my hand down them scratching while sitting on a couch drinking a beer.

    If I can’t have that then f*ck you Microsoft for not representing me in the new Avatars.

  • Fenrir007

    Their strategy regarding exclusives is to repackage Xbox OG titles. Frankly, I liked it better when the 360 at least had a bunch of weeaboo shmups to choose from.

  • Fenrir007

    It certainly is now since its the only one you can take with you to your nearest starbucks and play it with your fellow Mac users.

  • Cats736

    “instead of exclusives”

    Good, fuck anti-consumer exclusives. The more people the can play a game the better.

  • Bedarb

    Intersectionality is a vital aspect to character creation systems just as SocJus Hyperconsumption is vital for our postindustrial global economy.

  • Ruggarell

    You sound like a Cuck

    >Let me just share my wife with some black bulls with big meaty dicks in every one of her holes sharing is caring!!

  • Eden

    I can’t wait for Shadbase to get to work on these avatars lol

  • Eden

    Sorry, you’re sadly mistaken. Sony sold more consoles that Microsoft because Sony has exclusive that aren’t on the PC. This means that you HAVE to buy a PS4 in order to play their AAA exclusives, it works for Sony.

    Microsoft makes it so that you don’t even have to buy a Xbox anymore.

  • Donwel

    That always online shit still confuses me. Did nobody on the xbones dev team go to their managers and say “listen, this is a fucking stupid idea. Nobody in their right mind is going to go for this shit.”

  • OldPalpy

    They were either afraid to say anything or told nu-uh and had that Modern Warfare 2 Boycott Steam Group image thrown at them. This was around the time that publishers/devs had a bad boner for the concept, it was supposed to be the successor to Project $10 but was effectively killed after 2013 when it turned out that MW2 Boycott meme wasn’t a absolute law of how consumers act and it not only killed their bottomline it handed the keys right back to Sony. I imagine if they tried to do it again they’d have the concept presented by a very specifically chosen person so they can write off the backlash as harassment to quell outlets from criticizing it.
    I also doubt they’ll want to launch around the time of Sony ever again, they expected Sony to play ball with similar DRM but they instead used it as a loaded gun against them.

  • GrimFate

    When I see someone with that haircut, I tend to turn around and quickly walk away, so I don’t care looking further into this update.

  • sAy_YaS

    This tipped me over the edge- im throwing my gaming pc away and switching to Xbox!!!

    said no one ever.

  • le master trole

    those pesky goobergators right?

  • Alistair

    If it isnt got a breast/Penis slider then Im not Intreasted.

  • Envy Noson

    I wouldn’t mind the missing limbs and wheelchair items if they were just added by updates unannounced. But this video feels like Microsoft is just trying to get brownie points by putting as many “unrepresented minorities” as possible, instead of coming off as thoughtful they come off as self-righteous douchebags that will use this video as a way to protect themselves from criticism.

    They just made being an amputees a joke.
    Being pregnant isn’t Fun.
    Fat people will still lie to themselves about their weight.

    Microsoft really didn’t have to make a spectacle about it, the happy-go-lucky and the “inspirational” titles just comes off as too strong.

  • ProxyDoug

    And no fucks were given that day.

  • ReyHawk

    As a consumer I totally disagree. Exclusives create value. It’s unrealistic to have access to everything. In gaming and in life. To think otherwise is childlike.

  • GuyGuysonEsquire

    That thumbnail almost made me punch the monitor.

  • Joe

    But isn’t the quest to own everything the dream that our entire capitalist society is based on?

  • Joe

    But in a world where gender expression and gender identity vary independently (according to the Canadian government), what use is paying for an avatar that might LOOK like you, yet fails to capture the fact you’re actually deep down a homosexual attack helicopter?

  • Cats736

    This means that you HAVE to buy a PS4 in order to play their AAA exclusives

    And this here is one of the problems with exclusives. “You don’t have our system? Too bad, no game for you!” Give us $400 dollars if you want to play this game!”

    Fuck everything about that.

  • Cats736

    You sound like a Cuck

    You sound like a retard.

    >Let me just share my wife with some black bulls with big meaty dicks in every one of her holes sharing is caring!!

    Yeah, you’re definitely retarded. “Oh noes,, people that didn’t by my console can play the same game as me. How am I going to live with myself now?”

  • Cats736

    The value should be in the system itself, what system can run these games best, not what games they have.

    Exclusives force people to pay out the ass for another system if the game they want to play is not on that system.

  • Snorlaxation

    The argument is, if you can’t have good multi-platform games, have good exclusives, and because multi-p games aren’t in huge supply, that just leaves Exclusives, which is one of Xbox’s biggest failings.

  • Cats736

    That is not the argument.

  • Snorlaxation

    You can’t kill exclusives until or unless you have something to replace it with. Besides, Call of Duty on Nintendo main console? They’re not that desperate.

  • Cats736

    You can’t kill exclusives until or unless you have something to replace it with.

    One, says who? Two, multi-platform releases, you dingus.

  • Snorlaxation

    you’re talking about killing exclusives full-stop, but not all games, high popularity games and iconic games, come out on multi platforms.

    Games like Halo, Mario games, Persona/final fantasy games, those games only come out for very specific platforms that belong to microsoft, nintendo, and sony (barring ff occasionally).
    You’d need to find a way to either get those games properly ported to other systems which have their own gimmicks or engines, otherwise there’d be massive holes in gaming libraries.